Weather app developer Satoru Uchida announced a weather app on Wednesday to let users know when they might be facing a storm.
The app, which is free, can be downloaded from the iOS and Android apps stores.
The feature lets users know if they’re going to have to endure rain, thunderstorms, flooding, or other heavy rain that’s likely to hit their area.
Uchidase told Mashable that it would be interesting to see how people react to the app.
“The idea is to show people that they can make their own forecast,” Uchide said.
The Weather App is also available for iOS and for Android.
Uchiida said the app would be useful for anyone looking to stay safe, especially in a time of major weather events.
“A lot of people who don’t want to get hit by a car or a tornado or a hurricane will use the app to figure out what they need to do to be safe,” he said.
“But for me, it’s really important for the average person who’s going to need to get their work done and they’re in a situation where they need that safety.”
Uchideda said that he had been looking at various ways to make weather apps for years, but had not considered the weather app category.
“I’ve been working on it for about a year and I thought, this is the right time,” he told Mashability.
The weather app is the latest in a line of apps for the popular iOS and Google Play Store.
Earlier this month, the company announced that it was launching a weather forecasting app for the iPhone, Android, and the Kindle Fire tablet.
The company also announced the release of an iOS weather app in January that will be available to anyone with a valid weather app account.
UChida, who co-founded Satorui with his friend and colleague Masahiro Uchisaka, has also been working with other developers on weather apps, including the Apple Watch and the Microsoft Band.
The pair worked on a number of apps over the past few years, including Weather and the Weather app for Android, which are free.
The first app to come to iOS was for the Apple iPhone, and it was available for free for four weeks in January 2017.